Between the engagement, wedding planning, and our recent move from Hoboken to Weehawken, the last few months have been a whirlwind…hence our lack of blog posts. For those who happened to see the recipe for the fudgy sweet potato brownies that we insta-vlogged (is there a name for this? I made that up…), I’ve been getting a lot of requests for the recipe so that gave me a kick in the bu** to start blogging again.
Also – I know that I always say the recipes I post here are AMAZING (which is why I post them)…but this actually is one of the best healthy desserts I’ve ever made. If you are a chocolate lover – make and mangia, now.
My best friend Christa’s mom had the cutest idea. She organized a mother daughter holiday party two days after Christmas. It was the perfect way to keep the holiday celebrations going, see your best friends while they’re home for the holidays (especially the ones who have now moved far away @Christa), their moms who you haven’t seen since prom, and their sisters who now have babies of their own. Oh and of course, to finally meet the babies! See my best friends from elementary school + moms below. Note – we are missing our 5th, Zoe.
The party was my favorite kind of party…a potluck. Potlucks give me an excuse to either show off one of my recent dishes, or if I’m feeling crazy, try a new recipe. This recipe was a new one. It’s a risk (especially when you’re making it that day just a couple hours before the party), but I really wanted to use my Kitchenaid mixer so I went with it.
Bryan had recently bought a HUGE bag of sweet potatoes from Trader Joe’s that I knew he wasn’t going to eat quickly enough, so I decided to get rid of (some of) them and try sweet potato brownies. I also felt like everyone’s sugar cravings are HIGH after Christmas so I wanted my contribution to be a healthy dessert to help taper off the sugar addiction (with natural sugars)
- The brownies were very dense and moist (just how I like my desserts) which is why I ended up cutting them into bite size pieces.
- The icing does not have raw egg in it so you can lick the bowl guilt-free without worrying that mom is going to yell at you!
- Yes, there is an avocado in the recipe which might sound gross to some. It helps make the brownies creamy and can not be tasted once blended and cooked.
Looks good, tastes good, feels good? Let us know!
- 1 avocado
- 1 mashed browned banana
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato puree
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons tapioca powder
- ½ cup cacao powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup all natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375
- Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper
- Use a mixer to combine avocado, sweet potato, banana, honey and vanilla
- Once blended, add in cacao powder
- Add eggs one at a time
- In a separate bowl, mix coconut flour, tapioca flour, salt and baking soda
- Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix until smooth
- Pour in pan, using spatula to smooth the top and bake for 30 minutes
- While baking, combine the icing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix until creamy
- Once the brownies are done baking and have cooled, spread icing on top and serve